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人魚姫 ~mermaid~ (Ningyo Hime) (English translation)

人魚姫 ~mermaid~

I don't mind, I don't mind
きっと抱きしめてくれる I don't mind
御伽噺を
信じる 彼の True, true eyes
 
人の姿を借りて
来たのよ Big, big town
夕日のビーチでキスした
彼に会いたいもいちど
 
Don't you think your love's real?
苦しいのよ...
Mermaid from the sea せつなくて
ふたつに My heart はりさけそうなの
 
Stop the rain, stop the rain
夏の空よ 泣かないで Stop the rain
雨に濡れたら
私はただの 人魚マーメイド
 
まるで真珠パールなくした
貝殻みたい
サンゴに寄せる波さえ
泣いて私に言ったわ
 
Don't you want my loving?
きらわれた...
Mermaid from the sea サヨナラを
砂に埋めて 帰っておいでと
 
I don't mind, I don't mind
きっと抱きしめてくれる I don't mind
ビルの都会は
冷たい海ね I don't mind
Stop the rain, stop the rain
きっと気がついてくれる Stop the rain
銀のウロコを
耳に飾った 人魚マーメイド
 
Don't you think your love's real?
海の底で...
Mermaid from the sea いつだって
渚の日々 思っていたの Oh
 
I don't mind, I don't mind
きっと抱きしめてくれる I don't mind
御伽噺を
信じる 彼の Blue, blue eyes
Stop the rain, stop the rain
夏の空よ 泣かないで Stop the rain
雨に濡れたら
私はただの 人魚マーメイド
 
Submitted by floomiefloomie on 2021-01-02
Last edited by MissAtomicLauMissAtomicLau on 2022-07-08
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The Mermaid Princess

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I don't mind, I don't mind
If he hugs me, surely I won't mind
The fairy tale...
I'll believe in it, as I believe his eyes that tell the truth
 
In my human form...
I arrived at the big, big town
We kissed on the beach at sunset
I want to see him one more time
 
"Don't you think your love is real?"
It's painful to think of that
The mermaid from the sea is hurt
My heart has shattered in two
 
Stop the rain, stop the rain
Summer sky, please don't cry. Stop the rain
If I get soaked in the rain...
I'll simply turn into a mermaid
 
Just like a shell losing its pearl
An empty shell...that's how I feel
Even the waves that wash over the coral...
...cried and told me:
 
(Don't you want my loving? 🎵)
"If he don't love you,
Oh mermaid from the sea, just bid him farewell
Leave everything buried in the sand and go back home"
 
I don't mind, I don't mind
If he hugs me, surely I won't mind
The city with its skyline...
...looks like a cold ocean, but I don't mind
Stop the rain, stop the rain
Stop the rain or he'll surely notice...
...the silver scales...
...behind my ears. He'll find out that I'm a mermaid
 
"Do you think your love is real?"
At the bottom of the sea..
...the mermaid was always...
...thinking of the day she would came to the shore
 
I don't mind, I don't mind
If he hugs me, surely I won't mind
The fairy tale...
I'll believe in it, as I believe his blue, blue eyes
Stop the rain, stop the rain
Summer sky, please don't cry. Stop the rain
If I get soaked in the rain...
I'll simply turn into a mermaid
 
Thanks!
Submitted by RetroPandaRetroPanda on 2022-07-10
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RetroPandaRetroPanda    Sun, 10/07/2022 - 00:31

Nakayama Miho (born: March 1, 1970) , nicknamed: Miporin, was an extremely popular idol from 1980s, easily a top 5.

Miho has already aspired to become a singer since kindergarten. Her dream came closer when she got scouted in 1982 in Harajuku. She started her job in entertainment industry as a model for magazine and advertisement.  Nakayama Miho was regarded as one of the most good looking idol in her era. Her career expanded further in 1985 where she made her debut in both singing and acting. Some idols are more successful in singing, the others in acting, but Nakayama Miho was equally very successful in all fields: singing, acting, doing commercials; trying to keep all these jobs in balance.

 

Nakayama Miho has a total of 8 songs that reached #1 in Oricon chart, but that still sounds like an understatement without showing the full picture. At her peak between 1985 to 1994, for almost a decade, started from her second single, these were how her songs ranked in Oricon chart: 8, 4, 5, 4, 4, 3, 3, 2, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 1, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 1, 4, 8, 1, 9, 8. That's not all, Miho has 2 singles that sold more than 1 million copies: the first one sold 1,048,000 copies (got 3x Platinum) and the second one sold 1,833,000 copies (got 4x Platinum). She has made 7 consecutive performances in Kohaku Uta Gassen from 1988 - 1994. 

 

In the survey of "Top 50 Idols of All Time" by a music program in 2011 based on their record sales, Nakayama Miho was placed in rank #12 with a total of 14,970,000 sales.

 

She was also very successful in her acting career. Nakayama Miho is the only actrees who can consistently get 20% rating or more in all the dramas she starred for 3 whole decades (1980s, 1990s, 2000s) !!

 

*At this point, I'm not sure if I should still call her "top 5", or just simply call her the 3rd most popular female idol in 1980s.

 

 

This song is one of her songs that reached #1 in Oricon chart. These are some of her live performances:

 

 

 

 

And......this was Nakayama Miho in 2019:

 

 

There's even a newer one, This was Nakayama Miho from May 2022, just two months ago, in her drama:

 

 

RetroPandaRetroPanda    Wed, 28/09/2022 - 23:27

^ April 2022. 

 

 

^ from her movie in 2017

 

 

There seems to be her recent singing performances in 2022, but Youtube keep deleting the videos not long after they were uploaded.

RetroPandaRetroPanda    Thu, 27/10/2022 - 09:16

This song was used as her drama OST in 1988:

 

^ 4:37 - 6:18

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